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MacroBid for UTI

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guineapiglets Wed 31-Jul-19 12:34:47

I've been feeling like absolute death and it turns out I have a UTI. I've been given MacroBid, I just wondered if anyone had taken this?

Were there any side effects? I don't think i can handle feeling much worse.

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PenguinsRabbits Wed 31-Jul-19 12:50:09

I've taken that and doesn't give me any side effects and I get side effects from other antibiotics. Normally works in 48 hours for me - feel better then, obviously take full course.

guineapiglets Wed 31-Jul-19 13:12:38

@PenguinsRabbits thank you!! I'm so glad to hear they work fast. I honestly can't believe how unwell a UTI can make you!!

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Fairylea Wed 31-Jul-19 13:16:17

I didn’t have any side effects but it didn’t get rid of the infection for me either. I had to have cefalexin afterwards and that finally cleared it but I know others have had good results with it.

Heyha Wed 31-Jul-19 13:25:34

I looked this antibiotic up on here as it made me feel very sick- a search on here told me the majority of people were fine with it and found it effective.

I was poorly enough that the GP took me off it and put a note on that I was to have amoxicillin in future but not many people seem to have that experience. It's prescribed in pregnancy (that's how I ended up on it) so it must be ok for most people most of the time.

Worst case if you do react to it I stopped being sick with about 6 hours of the last tablet I took, and it was only vomitting and feeling crap.

IndieTara Wed 31-Jul-19 14:05:15

It works for me and I get cystitis a lot

Charley50 Wed 31-Jul-19 14:08:30

Always get UTI treated as they can turn into kidney infections or sepsis if left, or even kidney disease.
Macrobid is fine. If you get repeated UTI get a kidney scan.

birthdayblues31 Wed 31-Jul-19 19:56:18

This gave me a bad reaction - really spacey/ dizzy.

BarryMcguigan Wed 31-Jul-19 21:27:16

Please look into D-Mannose. Completely changed how I handle UTI's

Floralnomad Wed 31-Jul-19 21:29:00

I take it very regularly, it’s the only thing that works for my frequent UTIs and it has no side effects for me .

IndieTara Thu 01-Aug-19 14:00:40

I second D Mannose it also helps me

NanTheWiser Thu 01-Aug-19 15:29:01

I third D-mannose!

guineapiglets Thu 01-Aug-19 16:35:34

Will D-Manosse be useful if I've only ever had this one time? What does it do? Thank you all for the help smile

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BarryMcguigan Thu 01-Aug-19 18:52:35

It's so so helpful even for a one off UTI. You can get it next day delivery from the sweet cures website. I prefer the powder rather than the tablets. Chuck a couple of teaspoons of the powder in a pint glass and drink it, repeat every few hours until it's gone If ever you feel the first twinge of a UTI do that for a day and it won't develop (in UK based so is the sweet cures website) I always got thrush with antibiotics for UTI and also I could take mannose when pregnant and BF with no effects

guineapiglets Thu 01-Aug-19 21:01:55

@BarryMcguigan thank you so so much for that - I'll order some now that sounds really great. I think I'll just start that straight away because if anything it feels like it's still getting worse with these antibiotics.

Thank you thanks

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BarryMcguigan Fri 02-Aug-19 09:27:39

Best of luck!!

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